By Ian Gilson, PhD, CFA
Clean Diesel Technologies' (CDTI) mixed phase catalyst system has been selected by Honda for use on the 2013 Accord Hybrid and Accord plug-in Hybrid models. This expands the range of Honda vehicles that use catalyst systems provided by CDTi. North American versions of both four and six cylinder Accord and the Acura TSX are currently fitted with CDTi catalysts.
Honda uses a four to five year lifecycle for model platforms. Although automobile manufacturers can change suppliers as they please any change in pollution control systems would require recertification of the platform. Consequently CDTi has a strong position on the Honda Accord for the next four years.
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